Eight people are now homeless after fire destroyed their residence at Brathwaite’s Road, Sion Hill, St James this morning.
Sisters Esther and Cecil Clarke, two of the occupants, were unable to save any possessions as the blaze quickly engulfed their wooden and wall home around 7 a.m.
The fire also partially damaged a wooden and wall house next door, owned by Janice Lynch.
Neither house was insured.
Eleven fire officers and three fire tenders, under the command of Station Officer Ernie Seale, responded to the blaze.